Register of the Howard V. Canan Papers, 1918-1955

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Register of the Howard V. Canan Papers, 1918-1955

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

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  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Howard V. Canan Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1918-1955
Collection number: 74032
Creator: Canan, Howard Voorheis, 1894-
Collection Size: 3 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize folder, 1 oversize box, 3 envelopes (1.8 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, orders, reports, speeches, certificates, and photographs, relating to military engineering in the U.S. and in the European Theater during World War II.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Howard V. Canan Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Access Points

United States. Army. Officers.
Military engineering.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945. Engineering and construction.
United States--Armed Forces.

Biographical Note

1894 August 6 Born, Omaha, Nebraska
1918 B.S., U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
1919 A.E.F., France and Germany
1925-1928 11th Engineers, Panama Canal Zone
1932-1936 District Engineer, U.S. Lake Survey
1938-1941 War Department General Staff (G-2 Div.)
1943-1946 Office of the Chief Engineer, European Theater of Operations
1946-1949 District Engineer, Nashville, Tennessee
1952-1953 Engineer Inspector General
1953-1954 Assistant Chief of Engineers for Real Estate for Army, Air Force, and Atomic Energy Commission

Container List

Box No. 1-2.

WAR DEPARTMENT ORDERS AND LETTERS, 1918-1954

Scope and Content Note

Orders and letters from the U.S. War Department, relating to the military career of Howard V. Canan
Box 1.

1918-1954

Box 2.

1946-1954

Box No. 2-3.

SPEECHES AND ADDRESSES, 1927-1955.

Scope and Content Note

Speeches, addresses, notes, and miscellaneous speech material of H. V. Canan, arranged chronologically
Box 2.

"Art of Command," lecture for non-commissioned officers schools co. "C" 11th Engineers, 1927

 

"Panama Canal," talk before Kiwanis Club, Golden Colorado, 1930

 

"Expenditure of N.I.R.A. Funds for River and Harbors on Lake Superior," talk for various civic clubs, Duluth, Minnesota, 1933

 

"The U.S. Lake Survey," address before the Federal Business Association, Detroit, Michigan, 1934

 

"Work of the U.S. Lake Survey Office, Corps of Engineers," address before the civil society, Civil Engineering Dept., University of Detroit, 1934

 

"The General Staff Aspects of Tactical Interpretation of Aerial Photographs," presentation of Engineer School, Ft. Belvoir, 1941

 

"The G-Z Interest in Camouflage Activities," presentation for assault course, Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, April 15, 1941

 

"The General Staff Aspect of Tactical Interpretation of Aerial Photographs," presentation at Engineer School, Ft. Belvoir, July 8, 1941

 

Talk before members of the Barbourville Chamber of Commerce, Barbourville, Kentucky, December 20, 1946

 

"Report on the Midwest Flood Control Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana," talk given before the Tennessee Conservation Commission, 1947

 

Notes for a talk to be given before the Lions Club of Burnside, Kentucky, February 24, 1947

 

"Highway and Bridge Relocations, Center Hill Dam and Reservoir," an address before the Annual Highway Conference at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, April 18, 1947

 

Talk before the Cookeville Lions Club at the Center Hill Dam and Reservoir, April 21, 1947

 

"Recreational Program of the Corps of Engineers within Reservoir Areas," Cincinnati, Ohio, April 28, 1947

 

"Land Utilization, Center Hill Reservoir," address for the Lions Club, Smithville, Tennessee, May 22, 1947

 

"Center Hill Dam and Reservoir," address before the Carthage Rotary Club at Center Hill Reservoir, May 27, 1947

 

"Center Hill Dam and Reservoir," address before the Cookville Rotary Club at Center Hill Reservoir, May 28, 1947

 

"Flood Control in the Upper Cumberland Valley," Upper Cumberland Flood Control Association, Pineville, Kentucky, July 3, 1947

 

Talk before the Nashville Chamber of Commerce Navigation Committee, August 26, 1947

 

"Dam Construction on the Cumberland River," talk before Engineer Club, September 29, 1947

 

"The Functioning of an Engineer District," presentation for visiting student officers, Nashville, Tennessee, 1948

 

"Work of the Nashville District," address before the Tennessee Military District, February 9, 1948

 

"National Security," talk given before the Rotary Club at Martin, Tennessee, April 7, 1948

 

"Necessity for Timely and Adequate Appropriations of Funds for Major Construction Projects," talk before the Ohio Valley Improvement Association, April 12, 1948

 

Address before engineer aviation group, April 26, 1948

 

Talk before Livingston Rotary Club at Standing Stone Park, April 27, 1948

 

"Land Utilization and Recreational Activities - Wolf Creek Reservoir," address before the Lions Club, Jamestown, Kentucky, May 20, 1948

 

"Functions of the Corps of Engineers in Recreation," talk before the Kiwanis Club of Hartsville, Tennessee, July 2, 1948

 

"Land Management and Recreational Activities on the Wolf Creek Reservoir," address given before the combined Civic Clubs of Somerset, Kentucky, July 15, 1948

 

"Functions of the Corps of Engineers in Recreation," talk before the Rotary Club, Cookville, Tennessee, August 17, 1948

 

"Center Hill Reservoir and Land Utilization," talk before the Chamber of Commerce, Lebanon, Tennessee, October 19, 1948

Box 3.

"Address before the Chattanooga Chapter, Associated General Contractors, Chattanooga, Tennessee, October 21, 1948

 

"Work of the Nashville District," talk before the Reserve Officers of Knoxville, Tennessee, October 28, 1948

 

"The Mission of the Corps of Engineers as Adapted to the Cumberland River Basin," talk before the Old Hickory Engineer's Club, Old Hickory, Tennessee, November 17, 1948

 

"The Wolf Creek Project," talk to be given before the Business Men's Club, Stearns, Kentucky, January 19, 1949

 

"Flood Control for the City of Chattanooga," an address before the Chamber of Commerce, Chattanooga, Tennessee, January 25, 1949

 

"Flood Control for the City of Chattanooga," address before members of the Engineer Club of Chattanooga, Tennessee, February 14, 1949

 

"Comprehensive Improvement of the Cumberland River," talk before American Society of Civil Engineers, February 24, 1949

 

"Corps of Engineers and the Sportsman," address to the League of Kentucky Sportsmen, Frankport, Kentucky, May 16, 1949

 

"Civil Works of the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army," talk before Kiwanis Club, Florence, Alabama, July 29, 1949

 

"The Wolf Creek Project," talk before the Wayne County, Kentucky Farm Bureau Meeting, August 17, 1949

 

Miscellaneous speech material

Box No. 3.

MILITARY FILE, 1934-1955.

Scope and Content Note

Military engineering reports, military honors and awards, and miscellaneous material, arranged as listed
Box 3.

"Differential Leveling on the Great Lakes," by H. V. Canan with Sherman Moore, 1935

 

"Effects of Master Gauges, Lake Superior - Lakes Huran and Michigan and the Desirability of Changing Datum of Master Gauge on Lake Superior," by H.V. Canan, 1935

 

"Usual Water Fluctuations on Lake Superior, 1935" by H. V. Canan, 1935

 

"Regulation of Lake Superior," by H.V. Canan and members of the board appointed by Division Engineer, October 26, 1934

 

"Historical Report, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers European Theater of Operations"; Troops, Report No. 4, by H. V. Canan, August 1945

 

"Chief Engineers Report on Camouflage Activities in the European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, June 1942 to May 1945," prepared by the Office of the Chief Engineer, November 15, 1945

 

"Report of Navigation Possibilities of Port of Monroe, 1955," by H. V. Canan, 1955

 

Honors and Awards

 

Miscellany